Bri JBhushan Sharan Singh Harasment Case Hearing Update; Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malik, Bajrang Punia, WFI | Hearing today in Delhi’s Rouse Avenue Court; Accusations against former WFI President Brij Bhushan


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Brijbhushan Sharan Singh going to the court during his appearance on September 1.  - Dainik Bhaskar

Brijbhushan Sharan Singh going to the court during his appearance on September 1.

The hearing of the sexual exploitation case of 6 adult wrestlers against former Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president Brij Bhushan will be held today in Delhi’s Rouse Avenue Court. On the previous date, the court had adjourned the hearing till September 15.

Earlier in the case, on July 20, Brijbhushan Sharan Singh and suspended WFI assistant secretary Vinod Tomar were granted bail by Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Harjeet Singh Jaspal.

Wrestlers Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat and Sakshi Malik and other famous wrestlers had started a protest in January this year, demanding action against Brij Bhushan by accusing him of sexual harassment. Protested at Jantar Mantar in Delhi for several days. Meanwhile, Delhi Police had registered a case against Brijbhushan Sharan Singh.

Charge sheet was presented on June 15
After this, the charge sheet in the case was presented in Rouse Avenue Court on June 15. Apart from Brij Bhushan, the name of WFI Assistant Secretary Vinod Tomar is also among the accused. The statements given by the wrestlers in front of the magistrate in the charge sheet were considered important grounds.


Chargesheet under these sections in the case of adult wrestlers
Delhi Police spokesperson Suman Nalwa said that in the case of 6 adult wrestlers, we have filed a charge sheet against Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh under sections 354, 354-A and D. Chargesheet has been filed against Vinod Tomar under sections 109, 354, 354 (A), 506. The next hearing of this case will be on June 22.

5 important things about the charge sheet of adult wrestlers case

1. The police have considered the statement given by the wrestlers before the magistrate under section 164 of CrPC as the main basis of the charge sheet.

2. Evidence of presence of the accused has been found at the place where adult wrestlers have made allegations of sexual exploitation.

3. The wrestlers have handed over 5 photographs to the police as evidence during the investigation. Apart from this, more digital evidence was also given, they have been handed over to the court in a pen drive.

4. Statements of about 25 witnesses have been recorded in the charge sheet. 7 witnesses have supported the allegations of the victimized adult wrestlers. The rest have spoken in favor of the accused. They will be cross-examined during the trial.

5. Police have asked the wrestling associations of Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Indonesia to provide CCTV footage and photos of the places where female wrestlers have accused Brij Bhushan of sexual exploitation. These have not been found yet. Upon receiving these, the police will present a supplementary challan in the case.

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